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Van Halen - Girl Gone Bad tab

Girl Gone Bad

Van Halen (from 1984)

To avoid wasting vast amounts of space, entire sections are labeled as being tap
harmonics
rather than notating the harmonics for each note. For every note in these
sections, hold down the tabbed fret, and then tap exactly 12 frets above
to sound
the harmonic. It's a very tough song, so good luck.


*7* = artificial harmonic
<7> = natural harmonic
#   = note(s) beneath this symbol are tremelo picked
T   = note beneath is tapped

INTRO PART 1:

**all tap harmonics**

E|-------0-----------------0-------|
B|-----1---1-------------0---1-----|
G|---2-------2---------2-------2---|
D|-3-----------3-----2-------------|
A|-----------------0---------------|
E|---------------------------------|

E|-0-----------------------------------------------0-----|
B|-1--------------------------0------------------0---0---|
G|-2--------------------------2----------------2-------2-|
D|----------------------------2--------------2-----------|
A|----0--0--0--0-0-0--0--0--0-----0--0--0--0-------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

E|---------0-----------------5--------------------------|
B|-------1----1-------1----4---4-----1------------------|
G|-----2--------2---2----6-------6---2------------------|
D|---3------------3----------------7-3------------------|
A|-0------------------------------------0--0--0--0-0-0--|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------0--------|
B|--------------4---4------|
G|------------6-------6----|
D|----------7-----------7--|
A|-0--0--0-----------------|
E|-------------------------|

INTRO PART 2:

**normal**

E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-7---------------------------7-7-8---------------------------|
G|-8---------------------------8-8-9---------------------------|
D|-9---------------------------9-9-10--------------------------|
A|----0--0--0--0-0-0--0--0--0----------0--0--0--0-0-0--0--0--0-|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

E|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-8--8--8--10-10-12-12-10-10-10-13-12-8--10-10-12-12-10---|
G|-9--9--9--11-11-12-12-11-11-11-12-12-9--11-11-12-12-11---|
D|-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-10-12-12-12-12-12---|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------8-10----|
G|--------------------------------7-9--7-9-10---------|
D|------------------5-7----7-9-10---------------------|
A|-------5-7--5-7-8-----------------------------------|
E|-5-7-8----------------------------------------------|

E|--------------------------|
B|----------1p0---0---------|
G|-2--2--2------2---2p0-----|
D|----------------------3p2-|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|

E|----0----------0------------0----------0---------|
B|----0----------0------------0----------0---------|
G|-2--2---2-2-5--5-----5-5-2--2---2-2-5--5-----5-5-|
D|-2--2---2-2-3--3-----3-3-2--2---2-2-3--3-----3-3-|
A|-0--0---0-0-0--0---0-----0--0---0-0-0--0---0-----|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-2---------------------------------------------|
D|-2---------------------------------------------|
A|-0------0-0--0-----0-0----0-----0-0----0--0----|
E|----4b---------4b------4b---4b------4b------4b-|

E|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-5------------------------T-----T-----T-------T-----T-------|
D|-3------------------------9p7p5-9p7p5-9p7p5h7-7/17--9p7brp5-|
A|-0------0-0--0-----0-0--------------------------------------|
E|----4b---------4b------4b-----------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-2---------------------------------------------|
D|-2---------------------------------------------|
A|-0------0-0--0-----0-0----0-----0-0----0--0----|
E|----4b---------4b------4b---4b------4b------4b-|

E|-------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------hold-----------|
G|-5------------------------7b-*7r*-----*7b*-|
D|-3--------------------------------*7*------|
A|-0------0-0--0-----0-0---------------------|
E|----4b---------4b------4b------------------|

VERSE:

E|---------------5----------------------------|
B|---------------5----------------------------|
G|-9--x-x-7---5-----5---5--x-5/7--/5--/73-----|
D|-7--x-x-5---3-----3---3--x-3/5--/5--/73-----|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

E|---------------5---------------|
B|---------------5---------------|
G|-5--x-x-7---5-----7---1--1/3---|
D|-3--x-x-5---3-----5---1--1/3---|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

E|---------------------------|
B|-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-|
G|-14-14-12-12-10-10-8-8-6-6-|
D|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|

CHORUS #1:

E|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-2---------------------------------------------|
D|-2---------------------------------------------|
A|-0------0-0--0-----0-0----0-----0-0----0--0----|
E|----4b---------4b------4b---4b------4b------4b-|

E|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|-5----------------------------<5>---------<7>-<12>-|
D|-3------------------------<5>-----<5>-<7>----------|
A|-0------0-0--0-----0-0-----------------------------|
E|----4b---------4b------4b--------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-2---------------------------------------------|
D|-2---------------------------------------------|
A|-0------0-0--0-----0-0----0-----0-0----0--0----|
E|----4b---------4b------4b---4b------4b------4b-|

E|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|-5------------------------|
D|-3------------------------|
A|-0------0-0--0-----0-0----|
E|----4b---------4b------4b-|

E|------------------------------------------------------|
B|-T-----T-----T-----T------T------T------T------T------|
G|-8p7p5-8p7p5-8p7p5-10p7p5-10p7p5-10p7p5-12p7p5-12/x-5-|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

Now repeat the verse (simile) before going on to:

CHORUS #2:

E|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-2---------------------------------------------|
D|-2---------------------------------------------|
A|-0------0-0--0-----0-0----0-----0-0----0--0----|
E|----4b---------4b------4b---4b------4b------4b-|

E|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-5---------------------------------------------------|
D|-3---------------------------------------------------|
A|-0------0-0--0-----0-0----0----0----0----0----0------|
E|----4b---------4b------4b---4b---3b---2b---1b---1b-0-|

INTERLUDE #1:

E|----------------------------------<12>-----|
B|---------1-3/5-3-5/6---6/8---8/10-<12>-----|
G|---------------------5-----7------<12>-----|
D|-----2---------------------------------x---|
A|---2---3-------------------------------x---|
E|-0-------------------------------------x---|

E|-----------------------------3------------------------3--------|
B|-----------------------3-2---0------------------3-2---0--------|
G|-2------2------2-------2-2-2-0---2------2-------2-2-2-0--------|
D|-2------2------2-/x-------2-0---2------2-/x-------2-0----------|
A|-0-0----0-0----0-/x-------0-2---0-0----0-/x-------0-2----------|
E|-----4b-----4b---/x---------3-------4b---/x---------3---10-----|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------#--#--#----------------|
G|-----------------------------7-6b-7-7-/9-/11-11/12--14~----|
D|-----4-3b-4--x-x-4-3b-4--4---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------5-------------------------------|
E|-x-2-------------------------------------------------------|

E|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------7p3p0-6p3p0-5p3p0-3~-|
G|--------------------------------7-6b-7----------------------|
D|-----4-3b-4--x-4--x-3b-4------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------x-5-5-----------------------------|
E|-x-2--------------------------------------------------------|

GUITAR SOLO:

E|-------------------------------------------13p10-12p10-|
B|------------#-#-#----------10-13p10-----10-------------|
G|-2--2--4--6-7-9-11-12b-12b----------12b----------------|
D|-2-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-0-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

E|---------------------------------------------12brBRBR--|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|----9-10p9----9------------------------#--#------------|
D|-12--------12---12p10----10---------#--10-12-----------|
A|----------------------12----12b-12--12-----------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

the big "B's" represent huge bends using the whammy bar

E|------------------12------17-20-19-17-19-17---------------|
B|-13brbrp10-13brbr------/20-------------------20-20-19-17--|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----17-20p17----17-20p17-------------------------------------------------|
G|-19----------19----------19-19p17----19b-17b-19p17----17h19p17----17-----|
D|----------------------------------19---------------19----------19----19--|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----17br-17------17-17br-17------|
B|-20---------20b-------------20b--|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

E|---------------------------------------------------|
B|------------12-12h13p12----------------------------|
G|-----14p12--------------14-12h14p12----------------|
D|---x--------------------------------14-13h14p13p12-|
A|-x-------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

E|---------------------------------#--#-#--#-#---------|
B|--------------------------#--#-#-5-/7-5-/8-7----11---|
G|--------------------------2-/5-4-5-/7-5-/8-7-11-11---|
D|-12--------*12*-----/17------------------------------|
A|----15--15------15-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

INTERLUDE #2:

**tap harmonics**

E|-------------------------------------5----------0------|
B|---1-----1-----0-----0-------------5---5----------1----|
G|-----2-----2-----2-----2-----------------5/---2-----2--|
D|-2-----2-----2-----2-----2--4-5------------3-----------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

E|---------------------------------------0----|
B|---1-----0-----0-1----------5------------1--|
G|-----2-----2-------2------5---5------2------|
D|-2-----2-----2--------4-5-------5-3---------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------0----------|
B|--------------------------------1----1-------|
G|-2----------------------------2--------2-----|
D|-2--------------------------3------------3---|
A|----0--0--0--0-0-0--0--0--0------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

E|-------0-----------------------------------|
B|-----4---4------1--------------------------|
G|---6-------6----2--------------------------|
D|-7-----------7--3--------------------------|
A|-------------------0--0--0--0-0-0--0--0--0-|
E|-------------------------------------------|

E|-------0-|
B|-----1---|
G|---2-----|
D|-3-------|
A|---------|
E|---------|

normal

E|-------0--------|
B|-----4---4------|
G|---6-------6----|
D|-7-----------7--|
A|----------------|
E|----------------|

OUTRO:

play INTRO PART 2 again, and repeat the last four lines of it (ie the riff
used in the chorus) 4 times, improvising those little solo parts that come
at the end of every 2nd line.

finally, end with this, played twice:

E|----------------------0------------0-0---|
B|----------------------0------------0-0---|
G|-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-5------------5-5-2-|
D|-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-3------------3-3-2-|
A|-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
E|-----------------------------------------|
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